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TENNESSEE VOLUNTEER! Mexican War General's Commission of B.F. Newman
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This is a very cool document. This is a great hand written document signed by the Governor of Tennessee, Aaron V. Brown. Aaron Venable Brown (August 15, 1795 – March 8, 1859) was an American politician. He served as the 11th Governor of Tennessee from 1845 to 1847, and as United States Postmaster General from 1857 until his death in 1859. He also served three terms in the United States House of Representatives, from 1839 to 1845. During the Mexican–American War, Brown's statewide call for 2,800 volunteers was answered by over 30,000, helping solidify the state's reputation as the "Volunteer State. This document is appointing B.F. Newman to the rank of Brigadier general with the 2nd Brigade of Tennessee Volunteers. The fragile paper is very brittle but still displays well. The ink is ancient brown ink and has the date of August 1846. The 8 inch by 10 inch sheet still has the applied Tennessee state seal on the left hand side. There are two sheets joined together and on the back side, it has the signature with witnesses where Newman swears to do his duty. What a cool and rare early Tennessee document from one of the men that started the proud Tennessee Volunteer tradition.

Item #: C1605
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